A warm welcome from Bishop Charles Collins Andaku to the Madi & West Nile Diocese web site

We are glad you are interested in the Diocesan activities. Please visit the various pages to get the latest updates .

Madi West Nile Diocese is the largest of the 37 dioceses of the Province of Church of Uganda, curved out of Northern Uganda Diocese in 1969. It is blessed with 12 archdea- conries, 150 parishes, 719 churches and over 80,000 Christians in over 13,000 house- holds. The diocese is bordered by South Sudan in the north, the Democratic Republic of Congo in the west, Nebbi diocese in the south and the diocese of Northern Uganda in the east. The Diocese is about 250 km long and 80 km wide. It covers Arua City and the districts of Arua, Maracha, Koboko, Yumbe, Moyo, Adjumani,Obongi , Madi Okollo, Terego some parts of Zombo.

What we stand for

In our Diocese we cherish partnerships, brotherhood, exemplary leadership and accountability.

You will find our agreed  vision, mission & values explained here.

Care for the natural environment

We believe God has entrusted us with many things that he expects us to take care of. These include our natural resources like wetlands and trees, time and finances, the human resource we have and land among others.

In light of this, we are championing environment conservation throughout the region by planting trees at every parish and church level. As strategy, Bishop Collins Andaku has decreed that each confirmation candidate plants at least five trees before receiving confirmation.

Meanwhile every Christian is being warned against deforestation and encouraged to plant more trees in their backyards and other fields to reduce the likelihood of alarming weather patterns.

Openness and transparency

To increase openness and transparency the diocese has also started annual auditing of our books of accounts, starting at the diocesan level and rolling out to the  Archdeaconries. You will find a summary of our finances 


We have ambitious objectives and have already achieved a lot as a diocese – but sometimes those things may go unnoticed elsewhere.

We therefore encourage you to explore the wonderful ministry, initiatives and activities in the various departments & archdeaconries of the diocese.

Working together

We invite you to join with us in sharing in the spread of the Gospel of Christ and the development and transformation of the Lord’s children entrusted unto us in this great diocese of the Anglican Church of Uganda.

Your prayers in support of our work are requested, and any donation or practical help you are able to offer will be most welcome. For further details please contact the appropriate manager or coordinator listed (by phone or email).

Recent Events:

The Most Rev. Dr. Samuel Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu at Emmanuel Cathedral Mvara


4 thoughts on “

  1. Each day on the Anglican cycle of prayer, as I pray for the diocese named, I like to go to their website and learn more about them. I am a retired priest in Alabama, USA. Thank you for sharing some of your diocese with me and know I am praying for you and your work for the Gospel.

  2. This is good profile however, the Informations here needed to be updated frequently. For example, u have seen transfers for Revs in various parishes of different archideconary are not updated.
    Otherwise weldone.

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